CFam Chemical Families Database
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Search CFam by Molecule, Family, Superfamily or Class Name/ID

Search CFAM by molecule, family, superfamily or Class names or IDs.
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Browse CFam Family / Superfamily / Class by Functional Category

Approved Drug Families

Clinical Trial Drug Families

Investigative Drug Families

Bioactive Molecule Families

Human Metabolite Families

Natural Product Families

Patented Agent Families

Food Ingredient & Additive Families

Flavor & Scent Families

Agrochemical Families

Toxic Substance Families

Other Compound Families

Align Your Molecule to CFam Families by Using SMILES or Fingerprints

Search with structure of your molecule against the CFAM database based on structural similarity.
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A flat file containing CFAM seed information can be downloaded here.

Statistics of CFAM Database

CFAM currently contains 490,279 molecules in 87,136 families, 34,880 superfamilies and 11,643 classes.

How to cite our database

C. Zhang, L. Tao, C. Qin, P. Zhang, S.Y. Chen, X. Zeng, F. Xu, Z. Chen, S.Y. Yang and Y.Z. CFam: A Chemical Families Database Based on Iterative Selection of Functional Seeds and Seed-Directed Compound Clustering. Nucl. Acids Res. 43 (D1): D558-D565 (2015) (First published online: November 20, 2014).

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National University of Singapore, Singapore

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